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Re: Software for paginating into signatures



I have used Clickbook (a couple of versions) for several years now, and have
found it quite  useful, including for projects exactly like you have
described.  Mine does not crash, ever, nor have I had to have my computer
repaired.  Its documentation is not very good, and it uses some funny terms
(i.e., "sub-booklets" for signatures, and "mini-pages" for a printed page on
part of a folded piece of paper), but it seems to work quite well, at least
for me.  It has a learning curve, as does most software, but I am sure the
more capable packages have a learning curve, too, and probably more steep.
For many purposes, you may find it easier and faster to use than the big
packages.

If you want to try Clickbook further, respond to me off-list and I'll try to
walk you through some pointers to get you started.  Once you get going and
feel confident enough to try things out, I suspect you'll find it quite
serviceable.

Thanks.

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Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 2:39 PM
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Subject: Software for paginating into signatures


Gary - I haven't tried to create a document in book layout form
yet--but have a personal project that will require this soon--I do
know that Adobe's InDesign layout application has the capability to
do this. Also, the full Adobe Acrobat product (not just the free
Reader) is supposed to have this capability.

Because creating page layout in book form is not a simple procedure,
my guess is that only the higher end applications (a.k.a. higher
priced) will have this capability. It would delight me to discover
differently, but this is my suspicion. Good luck!


Does anyone know of software that I can use to convert a MS Word document of
arbitrary length into a number of signatures that I can then bind into a
nice book? I'll probably print double-sided, two-up in landscape mode on
paper that i've cut (grain-correct) into approximately legal sized format.

I'd like to be able to do this with various books or booklets written by
friends. Figuring out the printing/pagination is more complicated than I
want to think about if I can avoid doing so.

I looked into ClickBook, but didn't see how to do it with that software.
Does anyone know of software to do this? Or is there a template available
for ClickBook that will do such a format?

gary
Julie Sullivan

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